leprechaun
leprechaun leprechaun n. (Irish folklore) A small mischevous elf or spirit in Irish folklore; it is often depicted in literature as a dwarfish bearded old man; -- legend tells that if a leprechaun is captured, he will reveal the location of his hidden pot of gold. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • leprechaun — c.1600, from Ir. lupracan, metathesis from O.Ir. luchorpan lit. a very small body, from lu little (from PIE *legwh having little weight; see LIGHT (Cf. light) (adj.)) + corpan, dim. of corp body, from L. corpus body …   Etymology dictionary

  • leprechaun — [n] elf brownie, elfin, fairy, fay, gnome, nisse, pixie, sprite; concept 370 …   New thesaurus

  • leprechaun — ► NOUN ▪ (in Irish folklore) a small, mischievous sprite. ORIGIN Old Irish luchorpán, from lu small + corp body …   English terms dictionary

  • leprechaun — [lep′rə kôn΄, lep′rəkän΄] n. [Ir lupracān < OIr luchorpan < lu, little + corpān, dim. of corp, body < L corpus, body: see CORPUS] Ir. Folklore a fairy in the form of a little old man who can reveal a buried crock of gold to anyone who… …   English World dictionary

  • Leprechaun — Infobox Paranormalcreatures Creature Name = Leprechaun Image Caption = A modern stereotypical depiction of a Leprechaun of the type popularised in the 20th century. Grouping = Mythological creature Fairy Possibilities = AKA = Country = Ireland… …   Wikipedia

  • Leprechaun — Représentation typique d un Leprechaun, avec 2 chaussures (illustration) Le Leprechaun (appelé « farfadet » au Canada), en irlandais leipreachán, est une petite créature féerique mâle/homme issue du folklore irlandais qui peut être… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Leprechaun — Typische Darstellung eines Leprechaun in grüner Kleidung und mit rotem Haar. Leprechaun [ˈlɛprəkɔːn] ist ein Wesen aus der irischen Mythologie und gehört zu den Naturgeistern, das oft in Verbindung mit dem verborgenen Gold am Ende des Regenbogens …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • leprechaun — /lep reuh kawn , kon /, n. Irish Folklore. 1. a dwarf or sprite. 2. a conventionalized literary representation of this figure as a little old man who will reveal the location of a hidden crock of gold to anyone who catches him. [1595 1605; < Ir… …   Universalium

  • Leprechaun — En la mitología irlandesa, un leprechaun es un tipo de elfo o duende que habita en la isla de Irlanda desde antes de la llegada de los Celtas. El nombre leprechaun proviene de la palabra irlandesa luprachán. Como otras razas mitológicas de la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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